The world of cannabis has seen countless “Strains of the Month” come and go, but a few are destined to go down in the record book. (Wait, is there actually a record book?!?) While its name may not be as familiar as “Maui Wowie” and “Acapulco Gold” once were, Sour Diesel is a strain to remember.
An invigorating and stimulating strain known for its distinctive (some would say unforgettable) aroma, Sour Diesel is a long-beloved strain that has stood the test of time. Follow along as we share some of the details that have made Sour D one of the most popular strains on the market for years.
Sour Diesel: What Is It?
Botanically speaking, Sour Diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid, meaning that it should have more cerebrally energizing effects than the stereotypical “stony” effects of indicas. As with many things in the world of cannabis, determining Sour Diesel’s roots can be challenging, but some sources suggest it was developed from Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk back in the early ‘90s. Whatever the strain’s true source, it’s become a veritable cannabis legend.
Sour Diesel: What Does It Do For Us?
While Sour Diesel has been namechecked by writers, rappers and on the sneak hit Broad City, the strain has some intriguing qualities that make it particularly well-suited to medical users.
Perhaps most of all, Sour Diesel is known for combining two effects that seem like opposites: A dreamy, slightly spacey euphoria crossed with an energizing uplift. It’s a winning combination under any circumstances, but for those of us looking to lessen stress, it can be a godsend.
What’s more, Sour Diesel is notably fast-acting, meaning you don’t have to wait for relief. (Of course, if you’re taking it in tincture or edible forms, expect the usual longer onset time dictated by these administration methods.)
While it’s generally described as uplifting, take note that Sour Diesel typically packs a respectable punch in terms of THC content. Overindulgence can lead to fogginess, confusion, and even paranoia in some circumstances.
Sour Diesel: What Does It Taste and Smell Like?
Beyond its effects on our bodies and minds, the most distinctive feature of the strain is its—shall we say, “unique”—aroma. Pungent, chemical and distinctly diesely or gassy, this is not the strain to smoke if you’re trying to be discreet. Beyond the hit of gas, you may detect faint wafts of orange, musk and conifer resin. We happen to love it, but we accept that it’s not for everyone!
If you can’t tell, we’re big fans of this now-classic strain. Its main attributes and effects include:
- Fast-acting combination of energizing, cerebral (but not anxious) stimulus mixed with gentle bodily relaxation
- Imparts a gentle euphoria
- Distinctive Diesel or gasoline aroma; possibly a polarizing love/hate experience!
If you’d like to know anything else about Sour Diesel—or any other strains—stop by your nearest Have a Heart! Our budtenders would be happy to help you find the right strain for your needs.